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GUEST,Jim Carroll Outlawry in Folk Music (23) RE: Outlawry in Folk Music 19 Oct 07

2 great Irish traditional songs on the subject.
Farmer Michael Hayes, who flees after killing a land-agent (in one version he kills the livestock on the land he has been evicted from).
Is chased for about 200 miles (on foot) and eventually escapes to America. Tom Lenihan sings it on 'Mount Callan Garland.
Brave Michael Power, Robin Hood type character from South of Ireland. - sung by Clare singer Michael 'Straighty' Flanagan of Inagh.
Jim Carroll

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